Duggan Morris Curtain Road. London

Photography: Jack Hobhouse
Date: April 1, 2017

Works at 141-145 Curtain Road, Shoreditch have reached completion. The project retains a three storey brick building, crowned by a 3 storey lightweight contemporary extension designed to complement the street morphology and embrace the changes in height and indents in the street pattern. The project places a dynamic, sculptural form into a gap between two adjoining Victorian warehouse buidlings.

The compositional strategy locates a series of large, flush bonded glass units into a textured facade of framed corrugated mesh panels, intended to heighten the sense of delicacy and poise in contrast to the lower levels of load bearing brick: a retained two strey facade of Georgian origin.

To the rear, a stepped arrangement of terraces and landscaping, tracks the maximum permissible envelope defined by the penetration of sunlight into a communal courtyard shared by both commercial and residential tenants.

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